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Exhibit – Makers Among Us
Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pmFree
Makers Among Us features the work of young, emerging visual artists living in the Washington, DC metro area. The exhibit highlights the freedom, imperfections, creativity, and unique perspectives of artists who are just beginning their artistic careers, and who do not necessarily have years of experience and formal training under their belts. Makers Among Us provides a platform for contemporary artists who have had limited opportunities to share their work with the public and a space for audiences to discover new talent and perspectives.
The individual artists are driven to create but also to share their work with you, the viewer. Their art is not only a vehicle for self-expression but also an avenue to communicate with audiences across generations and other perceived boundaries.
About the Curator
Gabi Mendick is a self-taught artist who finds that her lack of formal training gives her greater freedom to explore and express her ideas and to experiment with a wide variety of media. She believes art and humor are accessible vehicles to connect with each other, ways to express opinions and emotions that are honest but thoughtful, and that can open considerate debate and discussion. Ms. Mendick views art as a way to begin to understand the least significant and the most significant similarities and differences between people. As the exhibit curator, Ms. Mendick wanted to give other informally-trained artists a platform to express themselves.
Keeping Guests and Staff Safe
The safety of museum patrons and staff is of the utmost importance. Due to COVID-19, guests are invited to view this exhibit by reservation only. Reservations must be made online before visiting. Each reservation has a duration of 45 minutes with 15 minutes between each session for building sanitation. The Ladson Library and resident artist studios will remain closed. Restrooms will be available for use.
– Reserve a 45-minute time slot online for parties of up to 6 persons per group.
– There is a limit of 4 groups per time slot.
– Social distancing and masks are required.
– Guests who feel sick or unwell should reschedule their visit.
– Guests must hand sanitize upon entry.